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Grateful Dead Live at Knickerbocker Arena on 1990-03-25


Topics Live concert


Greatest Story Ever Told, Touch Of Gray, Wang Dang Doodle, Good Time Blues, Jack A Roe, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Let It Grow Eyes Of The World, Samson & Delilah, Crazy Fingers-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> Drums-> Jam-> I Will Take You Home-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Black Peter-> Around & Around, E: The Mighty Quinn


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Knickerbocker Arena
Location Albany, NY

Source FOB Schoeps CMC4/MK21> Oade Cap Coupled Supply> Dat (Panasonic SV250/48k)> Dat (Cloned From Master)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500)> Behringer UltraMatch SRC2000> SEK'D Prodif Plus> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> SHN
Taped by Ted Mattes
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

FOB Schoeps CMC4/MK21> Oade Cap Coupled Supply> Dat (Panasonic SV250/48k)> Dat (Cloned From Master); Transfer Info: Dat (Sony R500)> Behringer UltraMatch SRC2000> SEK'D Prodif Plus> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> SHN; Recorded By Ted Mattes; Transferred By Charlie Miller

Reviews

Reviewer: chillwig - - March 17, 2015
Subject: Look for a fixed version of this soon.
One of the channels is phase-inverted on this one, which is why the stereo sounds kind of weird. It's an easy fix, and one will be posted shortly.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - January 23, 2013
Subject: --
Your old "Dosin'" CD is, by now, probably only good for putting it in the microwave and watching it spark, dude....certainly if you're a champion of 3/25 this AUD will do you fine - no need to grab that big Spring '90 box set unless you're really in need of a full SBD.

This, IMHO, is the weakest of the 3-night Knick run...the first set is played well enough but doesn't really get itself off the ground until the last two numbers, which are absolute keepers - Bird Song and Let It Grow, the latter rather etheral, not 'tight' in the usual sense but quite drawn-out...see 10/31/91 for a reading much similar to this.

Set 2 opens dramatically with *Eyes*, and if you're interested to hear the genesis of the famous-beyond-all-eternity 3/29 version with Branford, start with this one - it's awesome, completely soothing, confident, mellowwwww....

wwww......and, unfortunately, the show never really surfaces from that sleepy, lulling state. They finally begin to come around post-Space, but by then its really too late, and Bobby starting up Around and Around is *almost* insulting....he just hasn't earned the right to declare that they "never stopped rockin'". When that tune has earned its place, its best done in the fiery wake of some mind-blowing jam, *not* the limp-to-the-finish-line attempt at Truckin' they go through here.

3/24 & 26 are so positively great you are best off with them, but keep a slot for the triptych of Bird Song, Let It Grow, and Eyes - that's a nicely done 40 minutes of music you can slap on as filler with your 3/24 sbd...certainly should have been the bit included on Dosin' way back when, *not* post-Space.

just my two cents, yo -
Reviewer: airzot - - May 21, 2010
Subject: Thanks Tapers of Then!
SSIA!
Reviewer: majordomo - - September 11, 2007
Subject: nice sound
sonically satisfying. band sounds best in second set--jerry's timing and attack in the first set are a bit off but he delivers a smooth birdsong---then just phones it in on let it grow! natch!
Reviewer: QuadlibetnotOtherONe - - September 30, 2006
Subject: where is the 26th
While I realize other nights were better on the whole, the 26th is a must hear for the Blow Away. This was the only time I saw Brent stand and sing. He goes off.
Reviewer: NicksPicks - - June 23, 2006
Subject: Love this show...
and the recording is one of my *reference* shows. the soundstage is so big...deep, tall, wide...its sick.

eyes > sampson !!! I could listen to this pair of songs for eternity.


*edit*
CDW, you need to seriously re-invest in your stereo. I've got a fat reference system, and believe me man, this recording is awesome. It sounds "like its going through pillows" because your system can't reproduce whats there.
:(
Reviewer: rick e. - - March 26, 2006
Subject: 3/25/90
They took their time and delivered a strong show this night.I actually got stung by a bee FOB at this show.I never even saw a bee in Albany in march and it was really cold.How strange ! I saw all 3 shows here and the 3 at Nassau Coliseum,and this was probably the most consistant 6 shows I ever saw in a row!
Reviewer: Trannyman - - March 14, 2006
Subject: Best of the Knick
I saw all 3 Knick shows in 90, and still think this night is the best of the three. The 2nd set is laid back and nuanced (how about that word!). Jerry holds back on the riffs more this night, and instead adds just the right amount of great playing. Weir is in fine form.

Classic 1990 Eyes.
Reviewer: bertha66 - - January 18, 2006
Subject: More chills from the knick
i am just streaming this show. listening for the first time in over 15 years and i got chills as i remember what it felt as we all realized that the 2nd opener was eyes. Sweet and slow like a good ol' 70's version. This show was amazing and is a little overshadowed by the previous night, plus the awesome Copp's shows just prior. This show is seemsless and perfect in so many ways. Great set list, well played and very intense. Highlights for me are the Bird Song> Let it grow closer. I remember walking behind stage as the let it grow wound down with the purple lights enveloping the band, stunning. donÃÂt' forget the Trucking with a sublime spoonful into drums even ubiquitous Black Peter was beautiful and poignant as I had about 30+ friends etc. staying with me in my 1 bedroom apt. about 3 blocks from the arenaÃÂ.ÃÂand my friends they come aroundÃÂÃÂ Why they didnÃÂt put any of this on Dozin I will never understand but this recording is right onÃÂthanks Ted. 5 star show with a 5 star aud. recording.
Reviewer: cdw - - January 1, 2006
Subject: say what
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Reviewer: jhender501 - - November 16, 2005
Subject: Sigh
I was supposed to be at the first 2 shows, but thanks to an economic mess my eldest son put me in I had to decline and only made it to the last show. I've got the "Dozin'" set and had tapes of these shows but lost 'em somewhere. Nice to listen to the auds again and hear the whole shows...my favorite GDTRFB of all time on this one.

Jim
Reviewer: Wavey Davey - - August 27, 2005
Subject: where's 3/26
I would love to find 3/26 here. The Second set shouldn't be blocked by GDM as none of it was used on "Dozin'". Absolutely loved this show for many reasons obvious to all. The second set was completely transformational. Between Victim and China Jerry muddled around in a vernal pool lookin around for a metamorphosis--he found it!!
Anybody know why there was a Boa constrictor at Jerry's feet this night? Psylociben or not, I swear it was there!!
Reviewer: Nanker Phelge99 - - August 27, 2005
Subject: Clear as a Bell.
No sound issues in my download. Awesome sounding audience recording. Nice bass, balance and overall nice ambience. Good performance by the band at a time when it was at it's peak!
Reviewer: cdw - - July 21, 2005
Subject: say what
this is a 3 tops sounds like your listening through a pillow wheres the sbd we so need to hear
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